July IS A BLAST!

fireworks

             OKOBOJI IS “THE” PLACE TO BE ! July in Okoboji is a BLAST!  You will be able to view the best FIREWORKS displays around (dare we say anywhere), over West Lake Okoboji every Saturday night following the FREE Concert in Preservation Plaza. LIVE MUSIC will abound this month! Preservation Plaza Read More »

THINK: Okoboji 4th of July

Preservation Plaza

Okoboji has a great 4th of July celebration with music, fireworks, food, family, friends, and fun in the sun!  The fun starts now, so don’t wait another second to book YOUR Okoboji getaway. ** Helpful Tip:  Every event, attraction, restaurant, hotel, and other listing on VacationOkoboji.com has an “add to calendar” button.  Click that to Read More »

Selfie Spots

Selfie Spot in front of the Queen

So many photo ops; so little time.  From lakeside trails to coffee shop stops, Okoboji is full of selfie-worthy experiences! Look for our new “Selfie Spots” around Okoboji! (You can find all of the locations on our instagram story!) #YouMeOkoboji

Okoboji: All Things New

Arnolds park Promenade

The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  This year the list is almost a mile long!  So let’s jump right in! Arnolds Park Roof Garden Two things you will notice right away upon driving into Arnold’s Park are the Roof Garden and the Arnolds Park Promenade.  The Read More »

Winter Fun in Okoboji

Bridges Bay Resort

Get out and Enjoy the Snow! Okoboji is the perfect destination in the winter!  We have hundreds of miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking and observing winter birds!  You’ll also find indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, or bundle up and head to the beach to build snowcastles! And don’t forget Read More »

July IS A BLAST!

fireworks

OKOBOJI IS “THE” PLACE TO BE July in Okoboji is a BLAST!  You will be able to view the best FIREWORKS displays around (dare we say anywhere), over West Lake Okoboji every Saturday night following the FREE Concert in Preservation Plaza. LIVE MUSIC will abound this month! Preservation Plaza is the place to be on Saturday Read More »

Mother’s Day Okoboji

Trails

Mother’s Day Weekend Okoboji Style Whether you are looking for a last second Mother’s Day get-away or already planning to be here, there is a lot of excitement as attractions, stores, and restaurants are opening for the season! The shops are filled to the brim and ready for the season.  Many Stores in the Central Read More »

Winter Family Escape

Kids Playing in Snow

Where to Stay:  Yes! We know that when traveling with children a pool is a must-have amenity and Okoboji has many options. Bridges Bay Resort is a great choice for families of all sizes. It boasts an indoor water park, condo and hotel style rooms, and a full service restaurant. Other family friendly properties with pools Read More »

An Adult Winter Wonderland

Winter Games Preview

Where to Stay: There are many GREAT lodging options open year round in Okoboji!  The romantic Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast is kid-free and overlooks a beautiful wetland in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The Okoboji Inn and Suites, Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, The Ramada Inn , and Super 8 all Read More »

“FOCUS” – OKOBOJI

Boat

“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand Read More »

Fall Fishing!

Angling in the Iowa Great Lakes offers diversity. By Greg Drees People are drawn to water magnetically, spiritually. Anglers are among the most ardent to seek lakes of fortune. They come from near and far to the waters of Okoboji, lured by the legend of the fisheries, which are healthy, diverse and full of mystery. Read More »